Well, here we are in week two or three. I'm not really sure which. And I'm realizing just how many different factors are included in Blues. See, with some music you simply pick it up and play. As long as you hit every note and your timing is good you got it. There really isn't any feeling or thought involved. But with Blues it's something you feel to your toes. Everyone who has been a great in Blues history has had a horrible past. Has lived through depressions, loss, heartache. I mean I have lived through some pretty crappy stuff too but I got over it and moved on. With Blues it's kinda like taking a horrible life event (right when it happens) and taking it out of your soul and putting it in song. Then it's like once they've done that they only hurt when they sing the song. So I have got to find a way to express the same feeling or at least some feeling when I do the song. Oh and then I realized that Blues reflects ALL feelings. Hmmmm...To take an audience on an emotional trip if done right could really have an impact. So my next quest is to figure out how to do so smoothly. I'll explain that in another post. But for now I'm trying to learn how people feel and how to express, impress and deliver on songs as complicated as the Blues. I'm sure it will boil down to a 5 or 10 point system. I'll keep everyone posted on that. Other than that I'm still preparing for my first performance in front of anyone on my cbg. Oh and my first cbg videos. Always something to do :) Peace and Groovy Gigs.